As political parties are vigorously preparing the grounds for next year, 2020 general elections, a new entrant, Ghana Union Movement (GUM) is lacing its ‘boots’ to contest in both the presidential and parliamentary elections.
This is as a result of fulfilling all the requirements by the Electoral Commission (EC), officially makes it a political party in Ghana.
Interacting with the media at the party headquarters in Accra, the leader of the Movement, Reverend Christian Kwabena Andrews, popularly known as Osofo Kyiri Abosom opined that, GUM’s ideology is to revisit the developmental agenda of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, which focused on massive industrialisation across the country to propel national development.
Indicating that, GUM have intercepted numerous documents and video materials detailing the development agenda of Dr Nkrumah and the extent to which the numerous projects he, Kwame Nkrumah undertook during his seven-year reign have been left to decay over the years.
GUM government, he says will place much emphasis and priorities on industrialization, employment, education, agriculture, energy, sanitation, retirement policies, health and constitutional review.
Therefore pledged GUM readiness to pursue the liberation of Ghana from the lip services that most of the political parties have paid to the country.
Touching on free ports, the man of God emphatically pronounced that, within six months of GUM assuming office, port duties shall be absolutely free for all Ghanaians.
With regards to corruption, Rev. Andrews
revealed that, corruption will be the Movement’s greatest enemy as government should Ghanaians vote them into power.
Therefore pledged that no single person shall go unpunished under GUM’s administration for a corrupt practice.
“GUM as a political party shall battle corruption to the roots. We assure Ghanaians of that” he stressed.
On the way forward to ensure victory come 2020, he pointed out tha, the movement’s agenda was to rally the citizenry, particularly the teeming unemployed youth, to join forces with the movement and revive all the development policies of Dr Nkrumah as it is the only way the country can overcome its development woes.
Ghana Union Movement (GUM) he admonished won’t be like the current political parties in the country who are loyal to its members and not the state, adding that, the main agenda of the movement will be to implement policies that will directly affect and transform lives.
“We are not Nkrumaists because we are not following Nkrumah as a person but only share in his development agenda.
We want to change the narrative where political parties take interest in populist policies and not those that will serve the interest of the state,” he affirmed.
On membership, Rev. Andrews indicated that, the movement had so far attracted massive membership, hence his confidence that the GUM would pull a surprise at the 2020 elections.
Revealing that, not less than 15,000 people had so far registered to be members, adding that the figure is expected to shoot up when the movement is officially launched.
The movement’s symbol has a logo which portrays a fist of a man against two hands with the name and motto of the movement boldly written around it. It has red, yellow and white as its colours.
Reverend Christian Kwabena Andrews, who is also the Founder and General Overseer of the Life Assembly Worship Centre in Accra indicated that the party’s intention is not to sabotage any individual, government or political party but to contribute to the democratic shaping of Ghana’s development, the well-being of the citizens and peaceful co-existence with the whole world.
Source: Ishmael Barfi